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Risk factors for the presence of aedes aegypti and aedes albopictus in domestic water-holding containers in areas impacted by the Nam Theun 2 hydroelectric project, Laos

Hiscox, Alexandra, Kaye, Angela, Vongphayloth, Khamsing, Banks, Ian, Piffer, Michele, Khammanithong, Phasouk, Sananikhom, Pany, Kaul, Surinder, Hill, Nigel, Lindsay, Steven W. and Brey, Paul T. (2013) Risk factors for the presence of aedes aegypti and aedes albopictus in domestic water-holding containers in areas impacted by the Nam Theun 2 hydroelectric project, Laos. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 88 (6). pp. 1070-1078. ISSN 0002-9637

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Identification Number: 10.4269/ajtmh.12-0623

Abstract

We assessed risk factors for vectors of dengue and chikungunya viruses near a new hydroelectric project, Nam Theun 2, in Laos. Immature stages of Aedes aegypti were found only in sites within 40 km of the urban provincial capital, but Aedes albopictus was found throughout. Aedes aegypti pupae were most common in water storage jars (odds ratio [OR] = 4.72) and tires (OR = 2.99), and Ae. albopictus pupae were associated with tires in 2009 (OR = 10.87) and drums, tires, and jars in 2010 (drums OR = 3.05; tires OR = 3.45, jars OR = 6.59). Compared with water storage vessels, containers used for hygiene, cooking, and drinking were 80%less likely to harbor Ae. albopictus pupae in 2010 (OR = 0.20), and discarded waste was associated with a 3.64 increased odds of infestation. Vector control efforts should focus on source reduction of water storage containers, particularly concrete jars and tires.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.ajtmh.org/
Additional Information: © 2013 The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Divisions: Economics
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Sets: Departments > Economics
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2013 13:42
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2019 01:53
Funders: Fondation EDF Diversiterre, Research and Policy for Infectious Disease Dynamics Program of the Science and Technology Directory, Department of Homeland Security, Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/50920

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